Having full root-level access means that you can access and modify any file on a selected server, which includes all of the system files, and to change system settings or install server-side software that may be required by certain scripts and even offline applications to function properly. A server is accessed at the root level via a root user, which has full privileges to do all the aforementioned tasks. The root user may also create various other users. For security reasons, you're advised to have another account for everyday tasks and to use the root account only if you actually need to perform a specific task on the website hosting server. The root-level access attribute provides you with full control over your server from any location, provided that you know the user credentials.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

You'll be able to control your new VPS servers at the root level whatever the plan which you've picked, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, or with no Control Panel at all. In the first case, many system settings can be controlled through an intuitive web-based interface, whereas in the second, you'll need to do everything via a console, until you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you will have full control over the VPS and any system and custom content on it all the time, that makes this type of website hosting perfect for any app which you can't run with a shared web hosting account because of the limited degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, etc. The final VPS Control Panel option is Hepsia, but the root access to your server will be limited.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server whatever the plan you select throughout the registration process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these 3 cases, you will be able to change any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, that makes our server plans ideal for multi-media applications with specific requirements which can't be covered if you use a shared web hosting account. The main difference between these options is the fact that when you pick cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to manage numerous server-side options and any web content which you generate or upload, whereas when you order the server with no Control Panel, you'll have to do everything through a Secure Shell console or to set up a Control Panel of your own liking, if it's compatible with the Operating System that you have chosen throughout the sign up process. With the last Control Panel option which you're able to select on the order page - Hepsia, the root access is restricted.